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Restored Post 13: What the Fitz?!


2021 Fitz trigger guard Theory confirmed
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I worked out from Elmer Keith's writings that 'Fitzing' a pistol came largely from Fitz" need to keep control of his pistols in his demonstrations: Fitz's self-defense show included breaking his opponent's trigger finger inside his own pistol's trigger guard! He pulled the gunman's pistol forward against his belly and rolled it to one side while 'making his break'.


Since then several writers have taken credit for 'figuring this out' and even have claimed that Fitz himself admitted it. But he didn't ever acknowledge this in print. Indeed even his Wiki entry didn't have his birth or death dates until I ferreted them out with the help of a fellow Fitzgerald on Ancestry (our man was a 'big G' Fitz Gerald, two words; while my associate is a 'small G' Fitzgerald, one word).


Read all about the evolution of today's gunleather during the 20th century in the second edition of my book, published 2022 and available at www.holstory.com .

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